Aura Healthcare to expand in Belfast and create 10 jobs

5 Jul 2013

Berkshire, England-based healthcare IT start-up Aura Healthcare is to establish a base in Belfast and create 10 jobs in the process. The new roles will include software development and software engineering.

Aura Healthcare aims to have the Belfast office operational by September, its CEO Adrian Stevens said.

“We are expanding rapidly and in searching for the right location, Belfast stood out because of the combination of highly skilled people, infrastructure, access to the healthcare sector and the availability of financial support from Invest NI,” Stevens said.

Invest NI has offered Aura stg£79,500 of support toward the new jobs which will generate more than stg£300,000 annually in salaries.  

Stevens added that Aura Healthcare was established last year in response to the growing demand for IT solutions that enable clinicians to deliver safer and better quality care more efficiently.

The company specialises in software development and IT services and solutions for healthcare professionals to automate care processes and support work flow across hospitals, clinics and primary-care centres.

Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton said Aura Healthcare’s Belfast operation will be integral to the development of new software solutions for Aura’s target market.

“The investment is also expected to drive innovation in the healthcare sector, which is in line with our collaboration policy on Connected Health with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland,” Hamilton said.

Belfast image via Shutterstock

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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